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Michelle T. Courier

Michelle T. Courier

I have only known the life as an artist. My father, an artist himself, believed in creativity, banning coloring books and instead I was given huge sheets of paper, paints, etc. and my father said, "Make your marks Michelle!" I have been doing so since then painting my beloved travels and hiking trips across the USA.
My love is landscape painting: Michigan's four seasons, Californias coastline, Lake Tahoes beautiful blue water, S. Dakotas never ending sky, Nevadas desert. I feel the artist must have been there, smelled the air, and experienced the view first hand to be able to translate that experience on canvas.
I paint with an impressionistic hand. Up close one can see the weavings of blues, violets, and silver in the water, but farther away the painting appears very realistic, almost photo-realistic.
Member since June 2011
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Latest comment Hello Michelle, when browsing I came across your gallery and what a find!!.. This is absolutely stunning, I am passionate about seascapes at any time and even more so when there are rocks and... Nyra Aherne
Was your preferred style of painting apparent from the beginning? A culmination of experiences? Or a studied effort in a specific direction?
Hi Julia, I have always painted in a realism style with a lot of detail. I try to loosen up in my landscapes a bit mor now than when I started, but I tightly... view answer
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